Special cocktails to mark World Whisky Day

To celebrate this year’s World Whisky Day The Ivy on the Square is inviting guests to enjoy a series of limited-edition whisky liqueur cocktails.

The special menu, which has been created in collaboration with award-winning malt whisky liqueur Bruadar, will be available at the Edinburgh restaurant from Monday, 13 to Monday, 20 May.

World Whisky Day will be held on Saturday, 18 May.

Cocktail connoisseurs can sip three different Bruadar-based cocktails, ranging from fresh and fruity to fragrant and zesty, at The Ivy on the Square’s luxurious bar.

The Gaelic Dream (£8.50) combines Bruadar with raspberry puree, coconut milk, lemon juice, lime juice and lavender syrup for a deliciously sweet, smooth way to enjoy Scotland’s national drink this World Whisky Day.

Those who prefer things a little more sweet and sour can try the Sloe and Smooth (£8.75), a twist on a classic gin fizz which highlights the unique flavours of Bruadar by pairing it with Plymouth sloe gin, lime juice and egg white.

Rounding off the limited-edition World Whisky Day cocktail menu is the Ruby Malt (£8.50), a refreshing blend of Bruadar, Martini Rubino vermouth, lemon juice, orange marmalade, orange bitters and ginger ale.

Bruadar, a unique malt whisky liqueur infused with the flavours of honey and sloe berries, is created in the heart of Perthshire by Morrison & Mackay Ltd. With sweet and subtle flavours, the liqueur is perfect for all whisky drinkers – whether enjoyed on the rocks or as part of a creative cocktail. Bruadar recently picked up the silver award in the 2019 World Liqueur Awards.

Jon Niemi, head bar manager at The Ivy on the Square, said: ‘It’s always exciting to try and come up with something special for World Whisky Day, and I think the menu we’ve created this year is the perfect way to celebrate. The unique flavour of Bruadar means these cocktails are sure to be enjoyed by both whisky connoisseurs and those who are new to the spirit.’

Niel Hendriksz, from Morrison & Mackay Ltd, says: ‘We’re delighted to be working with The Ivy on the Square to mark this year’s World Whisky Day with a range of delicious limited-edition Bruadar cocktails. These creative concoctions highlight the exceptional flavours of our single malt liqueur, proving that whisky is one of the most versatile drinks there is.’

The limited-edition World Whisky Day cocktail menu will run from Monday, 13 May to Monday, 20 May (including World Whisky Day itself on Saturday, 18 May).

The cocktails, which are priced from £8.50, will be available for both guests of the restaurant and those seated at the bar.

The Ivy on the Square is located at 6 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2BD – for more details visit www.theivyedinburgh.com.